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GDSpathe
post 8 May 2017, 21:30
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Korea


The 2nd Korean War

The 2nd Korean war was a 3-month long conflict between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It would be a conflict that would see hundreds of thousands die in a conflict that would bore no conclusive results. A conflict that would only see some limited adjustments to the status quo. A war that would see the service of many prominent US officials who would later gain fame in the global war on terror such as General Alexis Alexander a mere major at the time who would distinguish herself defending a US outpost from overwhelming odds.

The cause of the war was a simple provocation one of many by the North Koreans. Only this one would see the Forces of the ROK fire back. Things could have de-escalated but the leader of the DPRK saw a chance to reunite the peninsula, under one rule, and that was a chance the North took.

That mobilization of the DPRK could not go unnoticed by intelligence organs of the US and South Korea. Their response was the reinforcement of US troops and the call-up of reserves in order to counter the recent aggression of the North. Nobody in Washington or Seoul really thought the north was going to attack. It would cost them dearly. Even as artillery pieces was dragged into position and the DPRK moved to full wartime mobilization. It would not be until the opening barrage on the lines on combined command of the US and ROK forces when the North intention was truly realized.

The opening barrage on the lines of the combined US and ROK forces was awe inspiring. Thousands of shells, 130mm rockets, and a few missiles, rained down across the length of the DMZ the onslaught rocked the defenders back onto their heels, cracking the defenses in several locations. It was followed by hundreds of thousands of North Korean infantrymen and thousands of armored vehicles. Yet despite serious losses among the forces of combined command. They North Koreans would only advance 5 miles suffering heavy losses to forward deployed ROK infantry units before the forces of the ROK, and the US began to react. Across the entire DMZ, North Korean units threw themselves against the firing lines even as USAF and ROKAF units established air superiority blasting their way through the antiquated North Korean airforce. But, numbers did count for something and across the DMZ and sheer weight of numbers sometimes overwhelmed the best efforts of the American and ROK forces. American tank and mechanized units found themselves being overrun even as they destroyed fifteen or twenty times their numbers. Most American units, thanks to their mechanized nature, managed to avoid being completely wiped out, even as they ran out of ammo attempting to fight off the huge numbers of North Korean Infantry. ROK units, especially the purely Infantry formations, however, were far less fortunate, forced to stand and fight, often in hand-to-hand conditions, across positions saturated in deadly chemicals. Some ROK BRIGADES were wiped out to a man, normally taking at least one, often two, and sometimes even 3 DPRK divisions with them.

Fighting on the routes to Seoul was especially fierce, as a huge number of Koreans, Northern, and Southern struggled for supremacy. Outnumbering the defenders more than three to one the DPRK attempted to overwhelm the Southerners by sheer force of numbers. For their part, the ROK troops, fighting on ground that they had drilled on for years, yielded ground only when wiped out. Almost no ROK troops surrendered; generations of propaganda coupling, in many cases, with stories learned on Grandpa’s knee about the horrors of the DPRK's POW camps and what had been done to some family member,

For their part, DPRK troops were never given the opportunity to take prisoners. Prisoners, the Secret Police explained, would slow the advance. Anyone slowing the advance, for any reason, would be guilty of High Treason. Coming from a country where failing to have a LARGE ENOUGH picture of the Dear Leader on display was ground for imprisonment, none of the NK soldiers dared to do anything but drive forward, killing all they encountered lest they are deemed to be moving too slowly.

In the end, the combination of factors, ranging from the massive amounts of artillery being used by both sides, the equalizing effects of fixed fortification, and the fear of the troops on both sides, made for combat of almost medieval quality. Edged weapons and entrenching tools became weapons of choice as ammunition was exhausted and resupply failed to appear as promised.

Despite the massive numbers advantage, the superiority of allied units especially American and Korean mechanized formation allowed the line to hold even if severely pressed, the furthest North Korean breakthrough was stopped 7 miles into the ROK.

A generation of the Peninsula’s best and brightest would destroy itself during the 2nd Korean war.

Forst story on this forum btw
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post 10 May 2017, 8:24
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post 20 May 2017, 0:41
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Very good read. I like how the fighting is detailed in this story. Can't wait for the next one!!


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post 20 May 2017, 6:55
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The 2nd Korean War was rapidly turning in favor of the ROK and its US allies. The North Korean Airforce had long been swept from the skies as the USAF JASDF and ROKAF wiped out the North Korean air force its antiquated aircraft unable to compete against the ultra-modern planes of the US and Asian allies as for the first time since Vietnam pilots began to attain Ace status including a colonel Malcolm Granger. It wasn't long before the ground forces of the DPRK were under constant air attack as the Norths SAMs systems and SPAAGs were ripped apart by SEAD missiles as US B1 Lancers began low level runs over DPRK formations. Casualties numbered in the ten of thousands, yet the forces of the North continued on. By the end of the 4th day, well over 10000 vehicles lay destroyed or wrecked along the DMZ victims of SABOT, or HEAT warheads or mines or missiles. Byt his point it was clear to everyone that the war was going to be the end of the DPRK. Everyone knew it the Chinese, the Russians, and most certainly the United States finally pleased to be able to put an end to the on and off madness occurring on the Korean Peninsula.

McChord AFB just south of Tacoma was a flurry of activity. Nonstop flights were being made as C5 Galaxies and C17 Globemasters transported soldiers, supplies, and equipment to embattled allied forces on the Korean peninsula, hardly anyone had the time or even cared to notice tarp covered shapes being moved onto a squadron of C5 Galaxies. Those shapes were US Army M1A4 Abrams MBTs being sent to the Korea for testing in combat conditions with its new PALADIN point defense laser system and new M341 120mm auto-loaded high-pressure cannon, they were the latest in US army technology. Korea would be their baptism of fire. As the C5s rumbled into the air. They would be joined by two more C17s joined them carrying civilian contractors and maintenance crews for America's latest tools of war.

The Munsan Corridor leads directly from the DMZ to the South Korean capital of Seoul. It is this unfortunate accident of geography that led to Seoul being a battleground time after time during the Korea War. Third Army, arguably the Republic of Korea’s strongest and best-equipped force, is responsible for defending the corridor. Over the last 72 hours, they had seen constant action defending Soul to the best of their ability. But, they had been worn down. The 101st Separate Infantry Brigade Armored battalion was a forward deployed unit and had barely survived the events of the last 3 days. They were being pulled back for rest and replenishment, the 1st Tank Battalion 1st Marine Division all equipped with the shiny new M1A4 was relieving them along joined the rest of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. They were facing down the DPRKs latest offensive. 4 full armored divisions just as command had promised. 744 tracked vehicles against 58 tanks, 16 TOW equipped humvees, and 34 Javelin teams. It looked to be a massacre in the making. It was. 15 minutes later the last DPRK track exploded, a victim of a TOW missile. Four of the Korean tanks, all knock-off of the Russian T-62, had escaped, all were damaged, all victims of the Javelin crews. The remaining 740 tracked DPRK vehicles had been destroyed. None had made it closer than 1500 meters to the American lines. None of the Abrams had fired over twenty rounds, half of their original magazine load. For a moment, it looked like victory.

Then the DPRK infantry appeared in its thousands. The Abrams gunners quickly took stock of the number of “beehive” rounds they had aboard while the tank commanders and loaders verified the readiness of their machine guns and activated the anti-infantry mode on their Point Defence Lasers. Frantic calls began for artillery support, only to be answered by the horrible news that there were other in worse, WORSE, need. As the enemy reached fifteen hundred meters the men the 1st Tank Battalion settled in for what looked to be a remembered fight. That was when it happened. A miracle.

North Korean infantrymen approaching at a steady trot, simply fell over. Some screamed a few grasped their heads as they few. Strangely, bizarrely, seemingly for no reason, cloth covers on NK infantry helmets burst into flames. The clothing of some of the fallen enemy also began to burn, not everywhere, but where it was touched by gun barrels, or belt buckles or anything metal. Following troops reached the piles of corpses and flopped over, joining them in death. The affair then began to show a pattern. The infantry advanced, filling the field below the defensive position, then, just before reaching the edge of the minefield, the magic swept over them, ushering them from this life. One group would cry out, with many grabbing at their helmets as smoldering fires spontaneously appeared, The next group would just die, no muss, no fuss. Alive one second and dead the next. None of the Marines or Koreans pulled a trigger after the first smoking group fell over, Everyone simply watched, too fascinated to turn away even as their minds began to shriek at what they were watching.

The DPRK troops tried eleven assaults before they finally broke and ran, more afraid of the American magic than of the Dear Leader’s secret police. Fifteen thousand men simply fell over and died, struck, it seemed, by the Angel of Death Herself. It was as though the hand of God had reached out and swept the field of the enemy. What had begun as two divisions of crack active duty infantry had descended into a terrified mob beyond all logical thought or control.

The Marines of the 1st Tank Battalion were one of the first to witness the deployment of the Active Denial System and the DPRK had been the first to experience it. The Microwave tank as it would come to be known in the GWOT. They would not be the last.

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